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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Some Interesting Facts About New Mexico

While researching facts and trivia about New Mexico I found it very interesting that their history is extremely old, yet they are a young State in the Union. The recorded history of the area goes back well over 900 years, yet they became a state in 1912, just 100 years ago.
  • When you take a tour of The Governor's Palace in Santa Fe you will hear them boast that it is the oldest seat of Government in the United States, having been built in 1610, and one of the oldest continuously occupied public buildings in the United States.
  • The State Flag was adopted in 1925.
  • Taos Pueblo is located 2 miles north of the city of Taos. It is one of the oldest continuously occupied communities on the United States. People still live in some of the 900 year-old buildings.
  • In 1950 the town of Hot Springs changed it's name to Truth or Consequences, after the popular radio program.
  • Santa Fe claims the oldest house in the United States, Barrio Analco. Tree rings used for the roof date it ti 1647, but no one knows for sure. 
  • Then there is all the atomic age stuff.
New Mexico is a unique blending of ancient and modern, it makes it well worth exploring.

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